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Visiting someone in prison

Our Family Visitor Centre is a place to connect, love, support and heal – a warm, positive meeting point for families, friends and other visitors to Bunbury Regional Prison. 

Breaking down barriers

When a loved one winds up on the other side of prison walls, relationships are often the first to feel the strain. For you on the outside, it’s normal to feel hopeless, disconnected, even afraid. Yet while you’ll be physically separated from the person you care about, it’s possible to break down emotional barriers and connect in meaningful ways – sometimes even better than before.

To ensure you get the maximum benefit from your visits, we’ve provided a range of support services including lockers for personal belongings, toddler-friendly indoor and outdoor play areas, social supports before and after visits, light refreshments and help drafting Statutory Declarations and other forms. Our goal is to make visits a positive experience for all by providing a safe and secure environment to make contact, access information, and prepare yourselves for the road ahead. 

 

How we help 

We have a range of extra services at the Family Visitor Centre including information on Reintegration & Rehabilitation supports, Family & Relationships, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Tenant Advice & Education, Accommodation, Reconnect and Trauma Counselling.

The Family Visitor Centre is open 6 days a week. Visiting times are:

Monday to Saturday (including public holidays):
Note: Adults only on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons & Saturday mornings. 

  • 9.00am- 12.00pm
  • 12.30pm – 4.45pm

Sundays: 
Note: There are no visits on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

  • 8.30am–12.00pm
  • 12.30pm–4.45pm

You need to make an appointment 24 hours in advance if you wish to visit. To book, phone +61 8 9795 5074 between 9.30am–11.30am or 12.30pm–3.30pm weekdays.

You can make your own way to the prison, or jump on our free bus service (Thursdays only). Each bus can fit 8 visitors per journey and is on a first come first served basis – so be sure to get in early! Pick up is 12.00pm from the Bus Centre in the city and 12.10pm from the Train Station (only). When prison visiting hours are over, the bus will take you back to the pick-up points. 

To book, phone (Free Call) 1800 115 799 between 9.00am–5.00pm weekdays.

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